Monthly Archives: May 2015

Reviewing Thailand’s monarchy

Late last year, crusading journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall’s long-awaited book A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century was published by Zed Books. The Journal of Contemporary Asia has just published a review article of this … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s politics

Politics in Contemporary Vietnam: Party, State and Authority Relations is a new book edited by Jonathan London at City University of Hong Kong. The collection is published by Palgrave Macmillan. Arve Hansen, from the Centre for Development and the Environment, … Continue reading

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Resistance and subaltern studies 3

The third article for the feature section of our forthcoming Issue 4 in 2015 edited by Uday Chandra and Kenneth Bo Nielsen is now available at the JCA website. Part of the feature titled Rethinking Resistance: Subaltern Politics and the … Continue reading

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Resistance and subaltern studies 2

Issue 4 in 2015 will include several articles in a collection edited by Uday Chandra and Kenneth Bo Nielsen titled Rethinking Resistance: Subaltern Politics and the State in Contemporary India. The special examines critically examines the development of subaltern studies … Continue reading

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Media and politics

In 2013, JCA published a special issue on “New Media in Asia” in Volume 43, No. 4. That special was guest edited and introduced by Jason Abbott at the University of Kentucky. His introduction was titled “Assessing the Social and … Continue reading

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On North Korea

In a new review article at JCA, Jihyun Kim’s “Understanding the Hermit Kingdom As It Is and As It Is Becoming: The Past, Present and Future of North Korea” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1040820) examines several recent books and collections on the so-called … Continue reading

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Issue 3 for 2015 published

The latest issue of the Journal of Contemporary Asia is now available online. The issue includes seven research articles, one review article and seven book reviews: Articles Optimism and Education: The New Ideology of Development in Indonesia by Paul K. … Continue reading

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